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Sharon is a town in York County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.
The community was named for a local church
The latitude of Sharon is 34.950N. The longitude is -81.341W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 424.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sharon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the York County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charlotte area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29742 ZIP code.
12% of Sharon residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sharon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sharon was $13,798, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Sharon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sharon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $388. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $913.
York County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sharon political report.
The average commute time for Sharon workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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